Dr. Keel rescues a girl who tries to commit suicide by jumping into the Thames River. He discovers that the young lady is a trapeze artist with a visiting circus and foreign agents seek to capture her in order to force her father, a defecting scientist, to return to his country behind the Iron Curtain.
Did You Know?
Episode #15, "The Frighteners" was long thought to be the sole surviving episode of the first season. The other 25 episodes made in 1961 were believed to be lost forever as a number of episodes were broadcast live. However, in 2001, the 1961 episode, The Avengers: Girl on the Trapeze
(1961), was discovered in the United States (odd considering the first season wasn't sold abroad; the first 15 minutes of the very first episode, The Avengers: Hot Snow
(1961), were also found at this time, both within the UCLA archive), whilst a print of The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear
(1961) surfaced in 2016. See more
Carol points to part of the circus poster dedicated to "Vera... whose death-defying dive of ninety feet will astound you!" Keel looks at this but somehow adds her surname as he muses, "Vera Korsova..." See more
Dr. David H. Keel
[after Lewis sneezes
You should be in bed with a cold like that.
I would be if people didn't jump in the river.